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i'll just take one. >> world news tonight with david muir is next. thanks for joining us. >> have a great day. bye-bye. tonight, the fbi decision that could have derailed a campaign. the fbi director's scathing words, calling hillary clinton's e-mail extremely careless. but did she dodge a bullet? no criminal charges recommended, and just hours later, the president by her side. tonight, donald trump calling it rigged. the american student murdered. his body discovered in a river in rome. and what we've just learned tonight. bracing for severe storms at this hour, from minnesota to the east coast. the tornado into a walmart. and the desperate search for an officer, swept away. new developments on the passenger flight that vanished from radar. was the crew battling a fire onboard? and a consumer alert tonight. what are thieves now attaching to some cars without you even knowing? and then, what are they stealing from you?
good evening. and we hope you had a great fourth of july. it was the dark cloud hanging over hillary clinton's campaign for a year. would she be indicted for using a private server for her e-mail as secretary of state? and would it end her campaign? today, without revealing his findings to the white house, the director of the fbi walked out, stood alone at that podium and delivered a blistering rebuke. and then, recommending no criminal charges. hours later, hillary clinton walking off air force one in charlotte with the support of her one-time rival, president obama. >> i believe in hillary clinton. >> tonight, donald trump calling the system rigged. republicans outraged. and we have new reporting here, was hillary clinton watching the fbi director as he delivered his words? and how they're really feeling inside her campaign, after the stinging words you're about to hear.
we begin tonight with abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: in the dramatic hastily arranged press conference, fbi director james comey walked out alone. the stakes incredibly high. the news so sensitive, comey says even the white house was kept in the dark. >> they do not know what i'm about to say. >> reporter: what came next, an extraordinary rebuke of former secretary of state hillary clinton's use of her private e-mail server to conduct government business. from the very beginning, clinton has insisted she never sent or received information that was classified at the time. but comey says his investigators uncovered many
classified e-mails, including some that were marked. >> 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. only a very small number of the e-mails here containing classified information bore markings that indicated the presence of classified information. >> reporter: his conclusion?
blistering. >> although we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. >> reporter: investigators found no evidence that clinton's sensitive e-mails were hacked, but comey does not give her a pass. >> she
also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the united states, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to secretary clinton's personal e-mail account. >> reporter: but ultimately,
comey insists the decision whether to charge hillary clinton comes down to one question. did she intentionally violate laws governing classified information? >> our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> and pierre thomas live with us tonight outside the fbi. and those words from the fbi director comey there, that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case, that now serves as a formal recommendation to the justice department, pierre? >> reporter: yes, david. he's recommending that no charges be filed, and career prosecutors at the justice department will help make the final call. but no one is expecting them to disagree, so, the notion of a criminal case is effectively over. david? >> all right, pierre thomas leading us off tonight. the legal part of this might be over, but the political fallout was immediate and continues at this hour. donald trump calling this rigged, as i mentioned, and just before we came on tonight, calling it a, quote, miscarriage of justice. but there was the president late today, standing behind hillary clinton, about to take to the podium, his first appearance with her on the trail. and the timing of this was not lost on anyone. abc's cecilia vega is in charlotte.
>> reporter: it wasn't shaping up to be the kind of day where hillary clinton would smile much, but there she was. her most powerful political ally not just in her corner, but right there on her stage. >> fired up! >> ready to go! >> i am -- i'm fired up. hillary got me fired up. >> reporter: president obama joining clinton on the campaign trail just hours after the fbi blasted her for that e-mail use. but from the president, nothing less than a ringing endorsement. >> and there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than hillary clinton. ever. and that's the truth. that's the truth. >> reporter: no mention of that investigation, but several nods
to the long road they've traveled together. >> i've known the president in many roles. as a colleague in the senate, as an opponent in a hard-fought primary. and -- >> reporter: now, a united front against donald trump. >> can you imagine him sitting in the oval office the next time america faces a crisis? >> everybody can tweet. but nobody actually knows what it takes to do the job until you've sat behind the desk. >> reporter: but for trump, this image, clinton and the president side-by-side, hugging, proof of what he's said all along. >> we have a rigged system, folks. >> reporter: trump calling the fbi's decision on clinton's e-mails a total miscarriage of justice. >> today is the best evidence ever that we've seen that our
system is absolutely, totally rigged. >> reporter: but for clinton, the fbi announcement, sweet relief. her team saying, "we are glad that this matter is now resolved," and that "it was a mistake to use her personal e-mail, and she would not do it again." the democrats now trying to turn a page, with president obama leading the charge. boosted by his sky-high approval ratings. >> i'm ready to pass the baton. and i know that hillary clinton is going to take it. and i know she can run that race. >> and cecilia vega back out live on the campaign trail tonight in charlotte. and cecilia, what are your sources telling you, was hillary clinton watching director comey today? and inside the campaign, you know this dark cloud, these possible criminal charges, it was their nightmare scenario. how are they feeling tonight? >> reporter: well, david, we know she didn't see the press conference live because she was actually speaking to teachers at the time. all along, hillary clinton and her aides had said they did not expect her to be charged, but there is a palpable sense of
relief in the clinton campaign tonight. in fact, her campaign chair was here today, talking about obama being with her, and he called it a great day. david? >> cecilia vega tonight with us, as always. thank you, cecilia. in the meantime now, to the other news we're following this tuesday evening. and at this hour, storm watches and warnings from minnesota all the way to the east coast. reported tornadoes already in western minnesota, incredible pictures coming in. and a desperate search in dallas. after powerful storms and flooding washed an officer away. and look at this tonight, we're also tracking triple-digit heat when you factor in the humidity. abc's alex perez on millions now bracing for severe weather tonight. >> reporter: a desperate search under way in dallas tonight for an offduty university police officer, his car swept away by a violent flood. the vehicle discovered late this afternoon, but still no sign of the officer. >> it appears the water came up pretty quickly, which afforded the officer limited time to get out of his car. >> reporter: as water rushed
over the hood of his car, the officer called 911. but help couldn't arrive in time. >> the water level was extremely high. >> reporter: from flooding in texas to havoc in the heartland, 130 reports of damaging winds this independence day. >> way i see it, it just picked it straight up and set it down over here. >> reporter: including a confirmed ef-2 tornado tearing through this walmart in eastern kentucky. and tonight, this tornado, just spotted in western minnesota, with 22 million americans from the east coast to the upper midwest in the path of severe weather. and david, here in minneapolis they are bracing for hail, 75-mile-per-hour winds and possibly even isolated tornadoes. david? >> all right, alex, thank you. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee tracking it all for us tonight. hey, ginger. >> reporter: and i'm watching those twin cities, david. alex and everyone about to get smacked in just minutes. there are two pockets we're watching. one in north carolina, another one there in the northern plains and parts of the great lakes. watch what's going to happen tonight. that tornado watch and severe
thunderstorm watch in effect for the next couple of hours. that storm going to drop south through southern wisconsin and eventually just west of chicago, into the early morning hours. so, please do watch out for that. you could see hail, 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts and even an isolated tornado. we've seen reported tornadoes already. that energy goes into kentucky, illinois, and look at this. the heat you mentioned earlier. it feels like 101 in little rock tomorrow afternoon. 105, nashville. you need three days in a row of 90s plus and it's a heat wave. we're going to do it from new york to hartford. >> keep an eye on your neighbors, right? ginger, thanks. we're also following that monster storm brewing in asia this hour. super typhoon nepartak is heading towards taiwan and china. you can see the sheer size there. winds gusting up to 185 miles an hour, ginger told us. the storm grew from a tropical storm to a category 4 and could slam into shore in the next few days. we'll stay on that, as well. and to another developing headline tonight involving that passenger jet that vanished from radar. the mystery of egypt air flight 804, which plunged in the mediterranean. there is new reporting now that the crew might have been
fighting a fire onboard. here's abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: tonight, that recovered cockpit voice recorder revealing, according to the associated press, that the egypt air pilots tried to put out a fire at the front of the plane before it crashed into the mediterranean sea. earlier flight data had shown smoke in the bathroom and avionics bay, and there was evidence of fire, heat and smoke on the wreckage found in the water. >> where this fire started, in the forward part of the airplane, there's no fire extinguisher. so, this crew's ability to fight this fire was really limited. once the fire got going, there was really nothing that could be done and the flight was doomed. >> reporter: no distress call was received as the airbus a-320 flew through clear skies from greece toward the egyptian coast just before 3:00 a.m. then, suddenly plunging from 37,000 feet. the egyptian committee investigating the crash is saying only that it is very rare for a fire to break out on a plane like this one. they haven't released their official findings yet, but have said that nothing, including
terror, is being ruled out. david? >> alex, thank you. tonight, an american mother and father are overseas in rome after their son's body was discovered in a river. he'd been in rome for just hours. beau solomon had beaten cancer and gone on to play football, but he disappeared just hours after arriving to study there in italy. abc's lama hasan is in rome tonight. >> reporter: tonight, an italian homeless man is under arrest for the murder of american student beau solomon, just a day after the 19-year-old's body was pulled from rome's tiber river. a woman claiming to be the suspect's girlfriend telling italian tv, she saw the two scuffle shortly after solomon was robbed by two other men. "the american came this way," she said. "one could see he was upset. they were pushing each other," she said. "the boy pushed back, and then it ended badly." the university of wisconsin student had flown to rome on thursday. just hours after solomon arrived, he vanished. that first night, solomon joined his friends at this bar, in an
area popular with american college kids and tourists. but when his friends came to leave at 1:00 a.m., they couldn't find him. >> he's most responsible kid ever, so, when we see this happening, we know it's not anything -- this is just so uncharacteristic of beau. >> reporter: police recovering his body three days later, 2 1/2 miles from that bar. a massive wound on his head, his shirt covered in blood. solomon's cell phone and wallet, gone, but his credit card charged with more than $1,600. well, tonight, beau solomon's parents are here in rome, being briefed by investigators as they await the resultle of an autopsy. david? >> all right, lama hasan in italy for us. lama, thank you. well, we turn to nasa now this evening, taking a victory lap tonight, after one of its most impressive achievements. the juno spacecraft is now in orbit around jupiter, after a journey of more than 1.7 billion miles that took five years to get there. in inspite of those staggering numbers, juno arrived just one
second off. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: nasa tonight is celebrating one of its biggest missions in years. juno, signaling success with one tiny click. >> we're in orbit. we conquered jupiter. >> reporter: 1.7 billion miles. >> and liftoff. >> reporter: after blasting off in 2011. jupiter itself is so big, 1,300 earths could fit inside. juno, traveling 165,000 miles per hour, arriving just one second offschedule. >> you have to make the spacecraft smart enough to know how to handle itself. >> reporter: juno hit a target so precise, engineers say it's like launching a golf ball from new york to l.a. and getting a hole in one. juno was built here at lockheed martin near denver. from this room, the team is sending and receiving messages to and from the spacecraft. but jupiter is so far away, even traveling at the speed of light, those messages take 48 minutes just to travel one way. soon, juno will get down to the science. >> how did our solar system
form? where did we come from? what are we made out of? >> reporter: in 2018, juno will crash into jupiter. its mission at an end. but not before hopefully discovering new clues about how we began. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> just an incredible feat. clayton, thank you. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the consumer alert tonight. what thieves are now attaching to some cars without you even knowing about it. look at this. these alleged thieves are breaking into a locked car. what they had put underneath the car, the driver completely unaware. there's also news tonight about the mystery explosion in new york's central park. the new headline about that injured tourist, and the explosive material found at the scene. and then, the two fireworks misfires on the fourth. the barge blowing up in flames, shortly after the show began. people were stunned. and then, this. watching fireworks on television on pbs. why the picture suddenly clears up, and why they're calling them out on it tonight. we'll be right back.
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capitol -- >> reporter: last night's fireworks, tonight's headache, as they blow up in pbs's face. this is what the event looked like during parts of the show, with heavy cloud cover and obscured views. and then, in an instant, like magic. a clear, spectacular show. but the skies didn't part. the network aired stock footage. and when viewers caught on, it ignited a fireworks firestorm. there was no faking this mishap in plymouth, massachusetts, as this barge caught fire. today, pbs apologized to critics who called it the milli vanilli of fireworks, a jab at the singing duo busted for lip-syncing, whose famous hit fittingly was "blame it on the rain." linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> never underestimate the viewer. we'll see you back here tomorrow. good night. lost pets, littered streets
and busy firefighters tonight. the illegal side of july 4th. increasing winds, decreasing temperatures. the forecast, coming up. fighting fog using technology. how sfo plans to make weather delays a thing of the past, ahead on abc 7 news. >> the story of these stolen kittens, back where they belong, but where are the thieves? this time of the year, we see an uptick in animals that come to us, terrified of the bombs bursting in air. >> holiday celebrations for some turn into a night of terror for four-legged members of the family. now, some need help getting home. >> melanie woodrow joins us live outside oakland animal services where employees have been busy today, melanie?
>> reporter: those employees say they received several spooked and stray animals today, and here in this parking lot, we've heard illegal fire works still going off. employees at oakland animal services say it's clear what happened to this female stray. they believe she got spooked by illegal fire works. >> dogs get traumatized by the sound and vibration. they'll try to flee. it's fight or flight. some run through fences. >> you can see cuts on this girl's face and body. >> sometimes, it can take them a long time to come down from the fear. >> reporter: this is one of three dogs it received calls for. two others are still being treated by emergency vets. the problem has not been isolated to just 4th. >> we have had illegal fire works in the back of our shelters and one office dog is